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Jesse Horwitz

Columbia Investment Management Company - Investment Analyst, Columbia University

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NYC 2040 What should (or will) NYC look like 27 years down the road?

There's two parts to this question. One is an industry mix question - NYC's economy today is dominated by finance, which is scary both because financial profits have been so high over the last couple decades relative to historical norms and because it's never healthy to have a city dominated by one industry. How do we move away from this model and what else should the business of New York be?

Part II of this is that the city has been designed to attract financial services professionals. In what ways should we move away from this, and how do you balance this need with not wanting to kill the golden goose, which has done a lot of good for the city?

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    Sep 20 2013: If humanity doesn't figure out a way to control nuclear weapons, global warming, antibiotic resistance, and so on, New York City may look like a very big version of 1946 Dresden, Germany.

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